NURS 1566 Clinical Form 3: Clinical Medications Worksheets (You will need to make additional copies of these forms

) Generic Name latanoprost Peak Trade Name Xalatan Onset Classification Dose Route Prostaglandin 1 gtt per eye Eye drop Agonist Duration Normal dosage range 1 drop once daily Time/frequency Q HS

Why is your patient getting this medication Glaucoma

For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions

Mechanism of action and indications (Why med ordered) Management of glaucoma or lowering of intraocular pressure) increases outflow of aqueous humor.

Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions May change eye color to brown; will form precipitate with thimerosal-containing products; can be used with other agents to lower intraocular pressure. Common side effects Local irritation, foreign body sensation

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal medicines (ask patient specifically)

Lab value alterations caused by medicine Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication

Nursing Process- Assessment (Pre-administration assessment)

Assessment Why would you hold or not give this med?

Evaluation Check after giving

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